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    Post by RedBedroom on Tue Feb 19, 2013 10:44 pm

    Just wondering opinions on this. It seems great to see, in person, from the exterior. I am just wondering the value of the tram to the observatory tower.
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    Post by Alan Smithee on Tue Feb 19, 2013 11:16 pm

    Sorry, Red. I can't help you there.



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    Post by Shale on Wed Feb 20, 2013 1:59 am

    I was raised in St. Louis and watched the Arch being built in the '60s. I never bothered visiting it except when traveling with my 14-year-old grandson in 2007. I guess that's an advantage of traveling with kids, they force you to see all those places an adult might just pass up. (we also went to the top of the Sears tower in Chicago)

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    Post by RedBedroom on Wed Feb 20, 2013 2:12 am

    Cool shots, Shale.

    We are hopefully going in a couple weeks. Kind of an emotional trip as we have never been and it is where my maternal grandfather died. I have a photo of him to leave at the arch and I don't know if I even care to do the tourist thing or not, but know my son will want to.
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    Post by Nystyle709 on Thu Feb 21, 2013 12:38 am

    Nope.



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    Post by Cheaps on Thu Feb 21, 2013 5:52 pm

    I haven't either.



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    Post by Alan Smithee on Thu Feb 21, 2013 9:50 pm

    Red, as Steven Wright said, "it's a small world, but I wouldn't want to paint it." I found out this evening that a H.S. classmate who lives in St. L. is coming back here for a visit. I'll ask him what the deal is with the arch. Of course, he may be like millions of New Yorkers who've never been to the Empire State Building.



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    Post by RedBedroom on Fri Feb 22, 2013 11:49 am

    Thanks, Al. I hope you have a good visit with your friend. We are going next weekend, if we are able to go. Hope so, since everything is paid for. It's just been such a crazy time, I won't feel like we are for sure going until we are on the road.
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    Post by Alan Smithee on Fri Feb 22, 2013 3:30 pm

    This is what he had to say,

    "The arch is a must see when visiting STL. You can go up to the top of the arch in a tram. Its a great view. Make sure they get BBQ. There is a place called Pappy's that is world class BBQ. The other place to go is the Loop- college area. Blueberry Hill is there. A restaurant/nightclub. It has thousands of rock n roll momentos and pretty good food. Chuck Berry is part owner and plays there once a month at the "Duck Club", downstairs at Blueberry Hill."



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    Post by RedBedroom on Fri Feb 22, 2013 4:15 pm

    Alan Smithee wrote:This is what he had to say,

    "The arch is a must see when visiting STL. You can go up to the top of the arch in a tram. Its a great view. Make sure they get BBQ. There is a place called Pappy's that is world class BBQ. The other place to go is the Loop- college area. Blueberry Hill is there. A restaurant/nightclub. It has thousands of rock n roll momentos and pretty good food. Chuck Berry is part owner and plays there once a month at the "Duck Club", downstairs at Blueberry Hill."

    Thanks, Al. Great recommendations. Glad to know a local recommends the arch. Pappys seems great, but their hours may prevent us from going. Blueberry Hill sounds really cool and how awesome it would be to hit it when Chuck Berry is there. I looked at the schedule and he is there on an upcoming Wednesday. But the place seems cool and maybe if my son stays in someone else's hotel room, Jay and I could check it out. Note: it probably seems odd for me to suggest he may stay in someone else's room but we are there for moto and so it is very likely he will bunk with a friend who is staying in a place with a pool, as ours does not.

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